Vietnamese Tofu Wraps
These flavorful wraps have all the bold flavors and textures of bahn-mi sandwiches, but without the French bread. This recipe is reprinted by permission from Quick-Fix Vegan: Healthy, Homestyle Meals in 30 Minutes or Less by Robin Robertson © 2011.
- 1 tablespoon neutral vegetable oil
- 1 pound extra-firm tofu, drained and cut into 1/4-inch strips
- 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon sriracha (or other hot sauce), plus more for serving
- 4 (10-inch) flour tortillas or other flatbread
- Vegan mayonnaise
- 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and thinly sliced
- 1 carrot, shredded
- 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
- 2 tablespoons chopped bottled jalapeños
Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the tofu and cook until golden brown, turning frequently, 7 to 10 minutes. Add the hoisin, soy sauce, and the 1 teaspoon of sriracha, stirring gently to coat the tofu. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.
To assemble the wraps, spread the tortillas with vegan mayo and drizzle with sriracha to taste. Arrange one quarter of the tofu strips down the center of each of the tortillas. Top with cucumber, carrot, cilantro, and jalapeños. Roll up each wrap tightly and serve at once.
Winner of the 2009 VegNews Veggie Awards, chef and consultant, Robin Robertson has written 20 other vegan and vegetarian cookbooks. In addition to Quick-Fix Vegan, others include: Quick-fix Vegetarian, 1,000 Vegan Recipes, Party Vegan, and Vegan on the Cheap. Her website, Global Vegan Kitchen, allows you to read about her books and see some sample recipes.
- See VegKitchen’s selection of vegan sandwiches and wraps.